Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator

UNK   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Management
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Posted on March 25, 2021

Brief Summary of Job Description
The Wellness Promotion and Prevention Coordinator will provide leadership in all aspects of health promotion, education, and prevention activities related to student health and well-being at UNK. The position works towards a shared agenda of broad-based cultural and systemic change through strong systemic connections with campus and community partners. Plans and implements campus programs and department curriculum.

Job Duties
Sets health goals/priorities for campus education based on American College Health Association/National College Health Assessment data and consistent with initiatives of the offices within Student Health and Counseling. Conduct data analysis utilizing SPSS, IRB, survey development, data trends, etc. Recruits, selects, and trains peer health educators and volunteers as well as provides oversight and direction to peer health educators. Teaches students the fundamentals of communication and presentation skills. Grant management: responsible for executing programming consistent with grant funding as well as keeping track of expenses. Coordinate and Chair UNK Substance Use Task Force Coalition, which includes scheduling meeting times with on and off campus stakeholders; providing training opportunities to task force members; and, working with members to provide them with resources and grant funds to enhance their alcohol-free programs. Plans and implements campus programs and events that promote healthy, safe, and responsible living. Maintain positive working relationships with a variety of regional, statewide and local coalitions to communicate UNK efforts and develop potential collaboration opportunities. Maintain positive working relationships with a variety of regional and statewide coalitions to communicate UNK efforts and develop potential collaboration opportunities.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Affairs, or related field. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in event planning, health promotion, public speaking, and/or marketing. General knowledge of health topics, public health, health promotion. Strong written and oral presentation skills. Experience in data collection, analysis, assessment, and identifying opportunities for use of data. Experience with leadership programs, initiatives specifically related to health and wellness. Experience working with diverse populations/cultural competence and well-being strategies in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Health Promotion, Public Health, Student Affairs or related field. College health experience. Experience in grant writing or grant management. Proficiency in content creation. Working knowledge of Adobe Products including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Physical Demands
Schedule M-F, 8-5, Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours, if necessary.
Desired Start Date 06/01/2021